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Atlanta Hawks call for societal change, understanding

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

The Atlanta Hawks look to create necessary change - coming together to take a stand against racism and police brutality in the wake of the unlawful killing of George Floyd.
Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce recently expressed the pain he's been feeling and touched on his own personal experience as a black man in this country. Pierce also shared conversations that he's had with his white assistant coaches about accountability and perspective.
“That's the education that we all have to have,”...
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Many influencers and brands have stopped their marketing campaigns to focus on messaging around the George Floyd protests

Many influencers and brands have stopped their marketing campaigns to focus on messaging around the George Floyd protests

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Many brands are issuing statements condemning racism and offering messages of solidarity to protesters following George Floyd's death.
Some companies are shuttering influencer-marketing campaigns this week in order to avoid tone deafness on social platforms where much of the conversation is unfolding.
Influencers are also speaking out against brands that were slow to respond and saying some companies should do better at highlighting black voices.
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Over the past few days, brands have issued statements condemning racism and offering...
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Nationwide Protests: Real Estate's Leaders Respond

Nationwide Protests: Real Estate's Leaders Respond

1 month ago   |   By RIS Media

Calls for justice against racism and police brutality have manifested in the form of protests all around the U.S. after George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, lost his life during his attempted arrest. Floyd was pinned on the ground by three police officers, one of whom kept his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes.
Nationwide, U.S. residents have responded by taking the message to the streets and on social media, real estate included. Here's what the industry is saying:
The National Association of REALTORS®
President Vince Malta released the following statement:
“The shocking...
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The Latest: Attorney says drugs in Floyd's system irrelevant

The Latest: Attorney says drugs in Floyd's system irrelevant

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
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What the Law Says About Deploying Troops on U.S. Soil

1 month ago   |   By Washington Post

President Donald Trump, responding to sometimes-violent protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, said he would send in the U.S. military to “quickly solve” the problems of looting and rioting if the nation's mayors and governors did not act forcefully enough.
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All the curfews governors have set in their states as protests rage on, and how long you should expect them to last

All the curfews governors have set in their states as protests rage on, and how long you should expect them to last

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Curfews have been put in place in cities across the US as protests over the death of George Floyd sweep the country.
Some state governors have stepped in to mandate curfews in certain areas.
In Minnesota, where Floyd died , Gov. Tim Walz announced a two-day curfew for Minneapolis and St. Paul from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m on May 29. On May 31, he extended the curfew one more day. On June 1, he further extended the curfew to June 3 and modified the hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a curfew for New York City on Monday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The mayor then extended...
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A Sunday in America: An hour-by-hour look inside the protests that unfolded in major cities across the US from noon to midnight

A Sunday in America: An hour-by-hour look inside the protests that unfolded in major cities across the US from noon to midnight

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

George Floyd, a black man, died while police in Minneapolis subdued him on May 25.
Since then, protests have erupted all across America. Many of those protests have been peaceful, but some have turned violent.
Reports from protests across the US have described the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, National Guard presence, trucks driving through crowds, and dumpster fires.
Some looting has also ensued amid the protests .
Take a look inside what Sunday, May 31, looked like in major cities across America, from peaceful marches in San Francisco in the afternoon to a fire being set to a historic...
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As Donald Trump Shrinks, Athletes Are Filling Leadership Void In Wake Of George Floyd's Death

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

While President Donald Trump alternates between reportedly hiding in a bunker and threatening to deploy troops on protesters, athletes everywhere are filling the leadership void.
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George Floyd protests: Press Freedom Tracker shows attacks on journalists are growing

1 month ago   |   By Fast Company

Freedom of the press is under attack as journalists covering the George Floyd protests are targeted around the United States.
Freedom of the press is under attack. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports there have been at least 125 incidents around the United States of journalists being targeted as they cover protests over the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer.
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Trump said he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization. Here's what we know about the decades-old, leaderless group

Trump said he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization. Here's what we know about the decades-old, leaderless group

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump and other Republicans have blamed antifa, which stands for anti-fascist, for ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.
The president said amid the protests that he intends to declare antifa as a terrorist organization.
The leaderless, non-hierarchial organization has existed for decades but has grown to greater prominence since Trump's election in 2016 and after the violent 2017 white supremacist rally and its counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The group has represented a boogeyman of sorts for Trump, who previously threatened to classify the group...
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African American Attitudes About The Police Over Time

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

In response to George Floyd's tragic death at the hands of a police officer, pollsters are once again measuring the public's reaction. Their work builds on a considerable collection of surveys that show African Americans have long felt that they are treated differently from whites by the police.
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Black corporate, nonprofit leaders say protests point to America's racial wealth gap

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

Black executives voiced their reaction to CNBC on Monday over the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, saying the unrest is a result of both racial injustice and racial disparity in wealth between African Americans and whites in the U.S.
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Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao called the platform out for not shutting down r/the donald after the company published a controversial letter addressing protests: 'So much of what is happening now lies at your feet'

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao called the platform out for not shutting down r/the donald after the company published a controversial letter addressing protests: 'So much of what is happening now lies at your feet'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman posted a letter to Reddit employees in response to recent protests over police killings of Black Americans.
Former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao responded to the letter on Twitter, calling Huffman out for not shutting down pro-Trump subreddit r/the donald.
Reddit quarantined r/the donald in June 2019, but the subreddit came under fire for being a site for far-right rhetoric.
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On June 1, current Reddit CEO Steve Huffman put out a letter to Reddit employees titled "Remember the Human - Black Lives Matter" in response to...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' faces pressure to publicly support the George Floyd protests and address police violence in the show

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' faces pressure to publicly support the George Floyd protests and address police violence in the show

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

As protests over the death of George Floyd spread across the US, some people on Twitter are calling for the NBC comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to release a statement in support of the protests. Others called the series police "propaganda."
As of Tuesday morning, Stephanie Beatriz was the only main cast member who had tweeted directly about her role as a police officer on the show, calling on other actors who play cops to donate to an emergency relief fund that's supporting bail and bond funds.
Other cast members and showrunner Dan Goor had posted on social media in support of the protests...
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